Autumn Cocktails to Sip at Your Next Virtual Happy Hour

It’s time to say goodbye to margaritas and mojitos and make way for cocktails more appropriate for sweater season. These easy-to-make concoctions will warm you up with the flavors of fall. Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned [Country Living]The aromatic addition of thyme transforms a simple Old-Fashioned into something much cozier. In order to make this cocktail, you’ll have […]

Sip an IPA at Hopstone Craft Beer and Wine

For those who love to indulge in a delicious craft beverage over a good meal, get excited to try the newly opened Hopstone Craft Beer and Wine. This new eatery is dedicated to providing clean culinary offerings and local California beverages. They believe deeply that foodie experiences are so much more than just a meal, they […]

Seasonal Produce to Add to Your Fall Menu

The local farmers’ market may be getting ready to wind down for the season, but that doesn’t mean freshly plucked produce is out of stock until spring. These fruits and veggies are being harvested right now, and they all deserve a spot on your autumn menu. Apples. Fall is apple-picking season for a very logical […]

Lost Worlds Adventure Promises Fun for All Ages

Whether you have kids, care for young family or friends, or are a kid at heart, Lost Worlds Adventure is a fun time for visitors of any age. From ball pits to laser tag, their wide variety of attractions and activities make for something for everyone to enjoy.  The largest in Northern California, their four-level Super Play […]

How to Update Your Bedroom for Cooler Weather

As the days get shorter, you might find yourself wanting to hop right into bed after dinner to devour a good book or watch your favorite spooky movie. So why not make your bedroom a little more inviting? Get nice and cozy for fall by adding these elements to your existing decor. Start with warmer […]

Expect Authentic Japanese Fare at Aozora, Now Open Near Fairway Village

“What an outstanding sushi restaurant.” Sushi fans agree that Aozora Japanese Restaurant is a must-visit local spot. Their sushi menu is expansive, featuring sashimi, nigiri, maki, and sushi rolls, but it isn’t the sole focus of their offerings—Aozora’s kitchen encompasses a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes, made modern by their head chef, Dennis.  Early reviewers mark […]

Taking Book Club Online: The Basics

So in-person book club meetings have been postponed indefinitely. That doesn’t mean it’s time to just drop your reading habit. You can still adjourn book club virtually until it’s safe to meet in person again. Follow these steps to host a flawless virtual book club. Pick your book. First things first: decide what you want […]

Shop for New WFH Gear at the Athleta in San Ramon

Athleisure might be your new business-casual with working from home becoming the standard. If you need some comfy clothes that are stylish enough for a Zoom meeting, but flexible enough for a yoga session, Athleta can help. The San Ramon outpost is now offering limited in-store shopping, as well as free curbside pickup when you […]

How to Spend More Time Outdoors (Even If You’re Not Outdoorsy)

Right now, getting outside is one of the safest ways to spend some time away from your apartment. There’s just one problem: not everyone is interested in hiking or going for a run. If you’re more of an indoor person, here are a few traditionally indoorsy activities that you can take outside. Read a book. […]

Bishop Ranch Open Space Regional Preserve: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Don’t be surprised if you encounter resident wildlife at Bishop Ranch Open Space Regional Preserve. It would actually be more surprising if you didn’t, given that the 806-acre preserve plays host to a multitude of critters. Deer, red-tailed hawks, and turkey vultures are among them. But even if you’re not into bird-watching, you may want […]